A few years ago I traversed Vietnam and though the food was very regional, one constant was the Vietnamese iced coffee. For the height of summer, we turn that classic drink into these Vietnamese Iced Coffee popsicles!
There’s so much talk about a Georgia peach but, no surprise here, I’m partial to peaches from California. Especially when they're from Frog Hollow Farm. I use them to top my morning granola, and to change up my panzanella salads. And to make this twist on peaches and cream — in ice cream form.
In the last week, I've celebrated three birthdays and in our family alone we have six celebrations in the next three weeks. That said there are a lot of cakes and candles and birthday songs in my future. Last week I made a Tiramisu Cake for my brother and then came up with this Chocolate Banana P...
When the weather warms up in Prince Edward wine country (aka The County), Hinterland Winery toasts the season by serving up adult slushies. We really like their thinking so we joined on in and started making these Frozen Peach Bellinis, which have quickly become a summertime favorite around here.
Being raised in the South and now living on the West Coast has led to some quirky eating — my meals tend to be healthy, but occasionally I feel the need to add a bit of Southern comfort like with this Hushpuppy panzanella salad.
Hawaii has changed Iced Tea for me and it's all because of Plantation Iced Tea. Like an Arnold Palmer but with pineapple juice, the best I’ve come across is from Diamond Head Grill and this is my shot at recreating it.
I had never stepped foot on Cape Cod until a few years ago. I didn't know much, though, in my mind, it was all about sporting Nantucket Reds, mastering sailing, hobnobbing with the Kennedys, and lobster rolls. While I can't attest for the first three, what I can tell you is that it is very much about the lobster roll.
My friend Delilah has taught me a lot. She's taught me that a train cocktail is a must when taking the Amtrak surfliner for our weekend Baja California trips. She's taught me that is perfectly fine to steal your neighbors loquats if it's to make jam that you'll then give to said neighbor. And she's taught me about the magic that are these falafel.
So, a lot of people think of Southern California and think all we eat are smoothies, juices, and salads. These days there's much more going on in SoCal when it comes to food but, it's true, we'll always go for a good smoothie. One of my favorite places to get a smoothie is at Backyard Bowls where everything is fresh and flavorful but never too sweet. I like the Tropical Ginger Smoothie so much that I decided to make my own version here!
Fellow food friend, author, and world traveler, Heather Christo, was diagnosed with a handful of allergies a few years ago and we've got major respect because, instead of having it drag her down, it's only made her more creative in the kitchen. Her latest cookbook, Pure Delicious, is a collection of some of her best allergy-free recipes like this awesome salad.